Epilogue: The Future of Slow Cinema
Çağlayan concludes the book by examining slow cinema in a broader conceptual framework. The chapter addresses whether slow cinema is an official, structured or consistent artistic movement and examines it through the prism of optique, which refers to the function of aesthetic devices in a given historical period and enables a rigorous investigation of the relationship between film style and its target audiences, and of the ways in which spectators ascribe meanings to particular cinematic techniques. After an emphasis on the complex global circulation of slow films over the past four decades and some insights into slow cinema’s immediate future, a summary of the case studies are provided.
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